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  • Press Releases 7-08-2017

    • Chandigarh August 7: As part of its commitment to develop an integrated aviation hub at Hisar over 4200 acres of land, the Haryana Government has decided to provide additional incentives to airlines over and above the commitments made in the UDAN MoU signed with Union Ministry of Civil Aviation for starting Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) Flights. 
    • These and several other decisions were taken in a meeting of Civil Aviation Department held under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today.  
    • It was decided to develop Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) and Fixed Based Operator (FBO) facilities in the time bound manner, creation of a Joint Working Group as well as a special purpose vehicle comprising the Civil Aviation Department and the Industries Department which would  carry out the task of preparation of draft civil aviation policy for the state, ensure additional facilities required for three phases, preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) , master planning to plan and  monetize surrounding areas, especially Government lands to generate additional revenues for the state, obtaining environment approval, carry out the bidding process, get aerospace  and  defence and other manufacturing activities on the site.
    • It was informed in the meeting that immediately in the first phase; the existing Hisar Airport would be upgraded and developed as a domestic airport under the Regional Connectivity Scheme- UDAN of Government of India. In the second phase, the existing airstrip of 4000 feet would be extended to 9000 feet with the facilities of night landing and state of the art navigational aids to facilitate the airlines and operators for fixed based operations, MRO, Night Landing and Parking of Aircraft within a period of next 18 months. In the final phase, an Aerotropolis comprising an International Airport along with Aerospace and Defence manufacturing facility and commercial as well as residential areas would be developed.        
    • The meeting was also informed that the Aviation Hub would be developed as a 'brown field' project by expanding the existing project. The state is already in communication with the Ministry of Railways and National Highways to provide rapid rail and road connectivity between Hisar and New Delhi through high speed train and expressway. The State Government is also planning to extend the existing airstrips in Bhiwani, Narnaul, Karnal and Pinjore from 3000 feet to 5000 feet to accommodate bigger aircraft and provide parking and MRO facilities. In addition, there is a proposal to acquire additional land to develop aerospace, defence and other industries in the vicinity of these airports.  
    • Earlier, a detailed presentation in this regard was made today by the Civil Aviation Department. 
    • Among those present in the meeting included Haryana Chief Secretary Mr D.S Dhesi, Principal Secretary to Chief Minster Mr Rajesh Khullar, Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue, Mrs Keshni Anand Arora, Principal Secretary, Civil Aviation Department Mr Devender Singh and other senior officers of the State Government
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    • Chandigarh August 7---The Haryana Governor, Prof Kaptan Singh Solanki, and the Chief Minister, Mr  Manohar  Lal, celebrated Raksha Bandhan with girl students and  teachers at simple but impressive ceremonies here today. This auspicious occasion symbolizes the pious relationship between brother and sister, they said. 
    • The Governor, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki, celebrated Raksha Bandhan at Haryana Raj Bhawan with girl students and said this auspicious occasion reminded us of the pious brother-sister relationship.
    • Girls from various organizations and institutions tied rakhi on the wrist of Prof Solanki and prayed for his good health and long life. The Governor thanked the girls and distributed gifts to them. “Your presence has filled the  Haryana Raj Bhawan with joy and happiness and I would remember  this day for long”, he added.
    • Addressing about 50 girls students and more than a dozen teachers of ten schools of Panchkula at his residence here, the Chief Minister said apart from tying rakhi on the wrists of their brothers on this auspicious occasion and praying for their long life, the girls should also contribute to the security of the nation.
    • Girls should help generate awareness in the society that they do not lag behind in any sphere. The state government has ensured that girls get a distinct place in the society and also get due respect. 
    • On this occasion, the girl students and teachers tied Rakhi on the wrist of Mr Manohar Lal and prayed for his good health and prosperity of the state. The Chief Minister gave them blessings and also distributed sweets and gifts. . 

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